Montblanc International GmbH Petra GrunerGermany
A huge THANK YOU to Michael + Laura for hosting such a great tour. With lots of passion and dedication they showed us around Málaga's old town. We loved the two tapas locations they chose for us (one rather traditional, the other one a little more modern) and devoured the local food and drinks!!! A very special Málaga experience - we would do it again anytime!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: THANK YOU for being such a wonderful group of people - amazing to have people from all corners of the world in a group of 20! It was a pleasure to share "my" Málaga with you all, and of course some wonderful tapas, wines (and that special sangria)!! I hope to see you back in my beautiful city again one day. Michael
Harry H.United States
Michael is an ideal guide in that he is a native of England but has lived in Malaga for 30 years, so he speaks perfect English and also is very knowledgeable about Malaga and Spain. (We have had some TBL guides who rate themselves as fluent in English, but clearly are not fluent or even advanced.) It was a very enjoyable 3 1/2 hours walking through central Malaga and going to 3 tapas bars and chatting with Michael.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harry, Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it was lovely to meet you both a couple of days ago and to share the city that I have had the privilege of calling my home for the last 30 years. I am indeed fortunate to speak English, French and Spanish fluently, along with rather bad German!! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Malaga and have a wonderful cruise to Greece. I hope to see you back in the city one day soon. Kind regards, Michael
Patricia BartaUnited States
This was one of the best tours I have ever taken. Michael was beyond accommodating. We strolled the markets then the foodie came out! He introduced us to foods and places we would never have experienced! It was so much fun. He truly knows his stuff. Dont miss out just book! You will not be sorry. We left feeling as if we had dined with a friend. Cannot say enough amazing things about this gentlemen.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Patricia, Thank you so much for the generous feedback on my tour - it was a pleasure to meet you and to spend a few hours with you, sharing my love of my beautiful city (and all things "foodie" of course)!! Food and wines really are a passion for me and to share that with my "friends" is truly an honour. Come back soon!! "Abrazos" (hugs!) Michael
Martin VaughanCharlotte, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
This Gourmet Tapas tour with Michael is so much fun! The Malaga Market is one of the best ever, the tapas and wine are spectacular and Michael is the reason for the fun. He is knowledgeable and personable. We have already booked the same tour for our visit to Malaga next year. We give it a perfect score! Martin
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Martin, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I look forward to a "repeat" performance when you are next in my beautiful city in April of next year. It is always lovely to see faces again and to spend more time with new found friends!! Fun it will be again!! Michael.
Matthew DegenUnited States
I was referred to Michael from a tour my parents and their close friends took recently. The personal referral was well worth it. Michael is wonderful. He was very helpful guiding us to the meetup location, once with him, it was like we had our private tour of all the best spots in downtown Malaga. He knew the best shops at the market, was quite knowledgeable about the various butchers, produce and fish providers. We stopped at three places for the tapas tour, each one better than the rest.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely feedback Matthew - it was a pleasure meeting you and I am always delighted when someone who has taken a tour makes a referral. Say "hola" to your parents and friends!! I hope to see you back in my beautiful city again one day. Kind regards, Michael
Jenny BrownUnited States
A delicious evening! The tapas tour with Michael was a great way to start our Malaga vacation. Besides introducing us to local foods, Michael gave us tips on where to go to eat and what to see on our own. Loved that he customized the trip on the fly, after hearing what we love to eat. Definitely recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the kind words Jenny. It was a real pleasure to meet you, your husband and your children and to share my local knowledge of tapas and this beautiful city that I am so proud to call my home. I sincerely hope to see you in Malaga again. Hasta pronto!! Michael
Michael MuhlertUnited States
Michael give us the best afternoon yet of our trip to Spain. He is passionate about food and Malaga. He was a joy to spend time with and we highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias for your very kind review Michael - always a pleasure to meet another Michael!! It was wonderful to spend the afternoon with you both and to introduce you to the tapas, wine and incredible historical centre of my beautiful city!! Enjoy the rest of Spain and I hope you will return for a longer stay in Malaga one day. Kind regards, Michael
Mark W.United States
If you can, sign up for this tour! Michael is one of those rare guides who shapes his tour as it proceeds to best fit his client's interests. Our group ranged in age from 23 to 69 and all of us were very happy with the three hours that we spent with Michael. The food and wines he chose for us were excellent. What better way to understand a place, its people and its culture than through its food and wine?
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias for taking the time to send a review. It was a pleasure to meet you and to share my insider's "take" on the food scene in Malaga - it was a fun afternoon. I hope you have tried out a few of my restaurant suggestions! Michael.
Michael met us in the lobby of our hotel, and we «hit it off» right away - it was like having a friend welcoming us. He took us to the food market hall, and to the oldest bar in Malaga - wouldn't found it on our own. Then we enjoyed nice food in cousy tapas-restaurants with good red wine. Michael was friendly and open-hearted, although I can be somewhat difficult when it comes to food. Thank you, Michael - three hours flew away.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Tormod, Thank you for rating the tour and the review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and to share my love of this beautiful city with you and also to try some wonderful tapas. Good for you for trying (and liking!!) some new dishes and I sincerely hope to see you back in Malaga one day in the not too far distant future. Kind regards, Michael
John SadlerUnited States
La gira di Michael fue maravillosa.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias por el comentario tan amable! ¡Fue un placer conocerte! Come back soon!! Michael
A lovel tour at a leisurely pace, entirely tailored to my requirements. Some wonderful food and a bit of culture and history as a bonus. It showed Malaga in a new, friendlier light. Very enjoyable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the kind words Brigitta. It was wonderful to spend the afternoon with you and your gorgeous special assistance dog, Millie. Hope to see you back in the city soon. Michael
Wayne BernauerUnited States
Michael is all that's advertised; knowledgeable, professional, interesting, and committed to his region and properly called Mr. Malaga. You can find cheaper "foodie tours" that are less personal and have folks doing the tours "on the side." You get what you pay for... and for a food rich environment like Malaga, pick Michael.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias for the very kind words Wayne. It was a pleasure to meet you and to share some wonderful tapas. I sincerely hope that you enjoyed the rest of your days in the city and that the restaurant and tapas recommendations proved of use over the next couple of days after our tour together. Please spread the word about this wonderful city of Malaga that I am immensely proud to call my home. Kind regards, Michael - aka Mister Malaga ;-)
Pamela R.East Greenwich, RI, United States
If I could give this tour more stars and the guide more stars i would. Michael was the best guide we have ever had and this tour was the most wonderful tour we went on! We loved Michael and Malage so much we would love to live there! The food we ate, the history we learned was fabulous! Wish we had more time to see and eat more! We loved the area and everything about it! I would recommend Michael!! EXCELLENT!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gregg, Thank you for your very kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you and to share my insider's take on Malaga along with some wonderful tapas and wines. I sincerely hope to see you back in my beautiful city in the future. Kind regards, Michael
If you are going to take a tour of Malaga why not take it with Mister Malaga himself! Micheal is not only warm and friendly he is a well-spring of knowledge of the city the food the wines and the people! This was well worth the time and money. If we are ever back in Malaga we would book with Micheal! Not only did we enjoy the city we made a friend! Thank you Mister Malaga!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tori for your very kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you both and to share my insiders view of Malaga and some wonderful tapas and wines. I sincerely hope to see you back in our beautiful city again in the future. Michael - aka Mr.Málaga ;-)
Kathy BibleUnited States
Wonderful tour. Great food and great company. An insider's view of a beautiful city. Recommend to all, especially foodies.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Gracias for your lovely feedback Kathy. It was a pleasure to meet you both and share some wonderful tapas with you whilst discovering the beautiful, historical centre of Malaga. Come back soon! Michael
Vince HovanecUnited States
One of the best, if not THE best, tours we have ever taken. Michael was an excellent host and a guide to gourmet tapas and wine bars in Malaga. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, the tapas, the wines and Michael's company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Vince for your very kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope to see you in our beautiful city again one day. Michael
Raymond RamseyUnited States
Michael was an excellent guide of Malaga and his passion for the city really showed it. We Tapas'ed our way thru Malaga in the afternoon and it was excellent. If anyone is thinking of seeing Malaga and Michael is available, don't pass up the opportunity. Michael, the Foie Gras yogurt was to die for.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ray, Many thanks for your kind comments - it was a great pleasure to introduce you and Carol to Malaga and I sincerely hope that I have the pleasure of meeting you in my lovely city again - I am delighted that you enjoyed your tour, the city and above all, the wonderful food! Hasta la proxima (until next time!) Michael